ABS warning light

Tiny
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  • 2003 MERCURY SABLE
  • 102,000 MILES
The ABS warning light keeps coming on. I usually comes on during the warmer months of the year. During the winter, it usually stays off. It will come on and stay on for a while. Then when I shut the car off and it sits for a while, it will not come on when started. Other times it will stay on for a couple of days. Mostly on when it is warm outside.
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Monday, July 15th, 2013 AT 4:30 PM

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Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
It sounds like you have a wheel speed sensor (WSS) that is going out. Here is a guide that will help you confirm the problem and get it fixed.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/abs-wheel-speed-sensor-test

Once you find the bad sensor replace it, here is a guide that will give you an idea of what you are in for when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-abs-wheel-speed-sensor

Please let us know what happens so it will help others.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
FORDEE9R
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  • 1999 MERCURY SABLE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 84,000 MILES
Brakes problem
1999 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 84000 miles

The ABS light began intermitantly but is now on constantly. A scan results in not being able to communicate. The best guesses I've received is a loose wire at the ABS computer and/or a bad computer. Any thoughts?
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 4:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SOSOMAYBE
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I have the same problem, but mine started at about 63K miles. When I had it in for a recall notice, the mechanic at the dealership told me it was a hydraulic problem & that the fix would cost $2500! I had an independent mechanic tell me that if it is the hydraulics, the 2 part numbers I had been given (from the dealership mechanic) are very expensive parts. The downside to all this: I have regular brakes all the time & ABS only part of the time.

If you find out anything more, please let me know!
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 4:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JRBURT
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  • 2004 MERCURY SABLE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,000 MILES
Brakes problem
2004 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles

why dose the break and anti-lock lights of a 2004 sable come on and the message reads check break system? Pads and shoes were changed
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 4:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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You could have a bad sensor. Have the computer scanned to identify what is causing the light to come on. Most parts stores will do it for free.

Let me know what you find.
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